59th Annual Art in the Redwoods – Online!

Gualala Arts

Art in the Redwoods - Online! Plus more


Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 30, 2020

Online! and hopefully in person at the Gualala Arts Center

August 13th Boxed Hat Fundraiser Dinner, $150. Pre-order and drive-thru pickup.

 

Art in the Redwoods is holding to tradition with a wide range of art categories – everything from acrylics to weaving – and adding a new one, video clips. Artists may enter up to five pieces, and include multiple views of each piece, all from the convenience of a computer or mobile device. Online Gallery viewers will be able to purchase art online and have it shipped directly from the artist.

Art awards will total more than $5,000 this year, all provided by local sponsors. Award-winning artwork will be selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges with their results live-streamed on Friday, August 14 from 6-7 pm on the Gualala Arts Facebook page. Check the GualalaArts.org website for the link.

On Thursday, August 13, our Hats Off dinner will be transformed into a Boxed Hat Dinner to go. Enjoy a four course dinner in the safety & comfort of your home. Boxed Hat dinner will feature fine food created by St. Orres under the guidance of Rosemary Campiformio. Boxed dinners are $150 (includes a $100 donation letter), call 707.884.1138 to reserve yours.


Thursday, August 13: Boxed Hat Dinner, pickups scheduled with confirmation

Place Your Order Now. 707-884-1138

Online Exhibit • August 14-August 30

Online Entertainment (schedule to follow)


Fine Art Exhibit

The heart of Art in the Redwoods is the Exhibit of Fine Art, including art works in 16 different categories including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodworking, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts – most of them for sale. Award-winning artwork is selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges and over $5,000 in prize monies sponsored by local business’ will be awarded.


Judging the awards will be Lauren Baines, Deric Torres and Christine Koppes
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Lauren Baines holds over ten years experience in the arts non-profit sector working with museums, art centers, artist residencies, and performing arts companies. Baines joined the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University in 2016 as Assistant Director and currently serves as Interim Director. She is responsible for curating the museum’s exhibitions as well as planning related interpretation, integrated education opportunities, and public programs. Baines holds a M.F.A. from Mills College in Choreography/Dance and B.A. and B.S. degrees from Santa Clara University, where she triple majored in Art History, Theatre Arts (Dance Emphasis), and Psychology

Deric Torres has a very strong, decades long background in American Furniture and Decorative Arts circa 1870-1950, with an emphasis on California.  His education and mentorship have focused on California related Furniture, Decorative, and Fine Art including Early California from 1870 through the Bay Area Figurative movement, and contemporary California art. With nearly twenty five years in the field both as a collector and representing high level private collectors and institutions, Torres has a keen sense of market trends and current market values. He is Senior Vice President and partner at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland.  In addition to being the Director of the very strong Furniture and Decorative Art department, Deric is also an auctioneer at the gallery. Deric is an Accredited Member of ISA, and his work is truly his love and his passion.

 

Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Koppes is dedicated to curating exhibitions that promote awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and culture with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. Koppes has lived and worked in the Bay Area for more than ten years. From 2013 to 2018 she was Assistant Curator of Exhibition and Programs at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. She received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

The exhibit will be available to view and to make purchases online from Friday, August 14 through August 30. 

We hope to hang physical art in the arts center and issue limited access to public viewings with safe distances but time will tell with county and state regulations and guidelines.


Boxed Hat Dinner

Top Hat Dinner

This special fundraiser evening of fine food, wine and art was originally held on Friday night for many years but since 2007 it moved to Thursday and has become the opening fundraiser event of the annual Festival.   In 2020, the “Top Hat Dinner” or more recently titled “Hats Off Dinner” has been renamed and re-imagined to the “Boxed Hat Dinner”: to go and available for drive by pick up.

You will be able to order (and prepay) for the 4-course bountiful gourmet meal celebrating the cuisine of Mendonoma & Sonoma Coasts, lovingly prepared by Rosemary Campiformio of St. Orres. It’s a meal that you can enjoy in the safety of your own home, including wine (or non-alcohol drink) and dessert. Pickups will be scheduled for Thursday, August 13.

To-go Box Hat Dinners will be assigned a time to pick up at St. Orres as a drive-through between 2 and 4 pm, and you will not need to leave the safety of your car.

4 entrée choices are:

• Salmon

• Rack of Lamb

• Duck

• Eggplant

 Entrees will need to be heated in the comfort and safety of your own home.

• Woodenhead wine choice of Red or White;

• Russian River Valley Pinot Noir or

• Piper Ranch Chardonnay

 

An optional Zoom party is being planned with:

  • private breakout “tables”
  • tour of art exhibit
  • first opportunity to purchase art
  • entertainment & more!

The Boxed Hat Dinner must be ordered and paid for in advance by Aug 7th. Tickets are $150 per person which includes a $100 donation letter and considered sponsorship for Art in the Redwoods. Fish & vegetarian options available for your entree. Sponsorship and purchases of Boxed Hat Fundraiser Dinner can be made by calling 707-884-1138 or sending in a check to PO Box 244, Gualala CA 95445.  Please see below for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.


Entertainment

Complementing the visual arts, Art in the Redwoods will include (through our website— GualalaArts.org) a variety of entertainment options, including some familiar local  performers, and some select additional performers.

While the Art Center may not be open to visitors as during years past, for those looking to visit the grounds of Gualala Arts, the Sculpture Garden makes a beautiful and thoughtful stroll, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from noon to 4:00 pm.


59th Annual Art in the Redwoods
Sponsorship Opportunities

We hope you will join us for our Boxed Hat take-out dinner, but just in case you can’t, we’d appreciate any level of sponsorship support. As this year is different for all of us, Gualala Arts needs your support more now than ever. Sadly, we have had to cancel dozens of events & fundraisers over the past months and into the future.

Grand Sponsor $5,000 or more

  • A page on the Gualala Arts website acknowledges your sponsorship, along with photos & a description of your organization and a link to your website.
  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods web page with link posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit. Ten Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Platinum Sponsor $3,000 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Eight Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Gold Sponsor $2,000 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Six Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Silver Sponsor $1,000 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Four Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Bronze Sponsor $500 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Two Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Friends Sponsor $100 or more

  • Honorable mention on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page & Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.

For each guest invited to Boxed Hat dinner, a ticket will be made available to view the live, in person Art in the Redwoods exhibit (if allowed by the County & State).

All sponsor levels will be posted at the in person Art in the Redwoods exhibit (if possible), at our new uptown Dolphin Gallery in Cypress Village & listed in our Sketches newsletter.

Sponsorship Opportunities Art in the Redwoods


Thank you to our

2020 Art in the Redwoods – Online!

Donors and Sponsors!

We could not do the things we do without YOU!

(There’s still time. More Sponsors Needed!)

This website is updated at least weekly with new sponsors.

2020 Grand Sponsors

Andrea A. Lunsford

Platinum Sponsors

Mark Quattrocchi & Tina Kelly

Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner

Mango Grits (Joan Wood)

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Simon Burnett & Ursula Hamilton

Bob & Sophia Mitchell

Grace O’Malley & Tim Winterer

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Lee Rye

Jim Suhr

Chris & John Wall

Harriet Wright

Bronze Sponsors

Kathie & George Anderson

Lesley Clement

Jesus & Carole Garcia

Dale Elliott & Chris Mangarelli

Deidre Harrison & Thomas Crane

Paula Haymond & Gabriella Rappaport

Jane Kelley Bookkeeping & Hall Kelley Org Inc.

Dansie & Roger Little

George Mutch

 

Lois Talovsky


Barry & Kathryn Weiss

White Mountain Institute

Paul F. White, PhD, MD

White Mountain Institute

A not-for-profit private foundation

 

Awards

Beading Excellence In honor of Jane Reichhold • Bedrock

Best Local Work • WestAmerica Bank

Color Photography • Ferrellgas

Best of Show • Sea Ranch-Gualala Real Estate Co.

Collage & Mixed Media • Collage Interest Group

Clay & Mosaic • The Sea Ranch Foundation

Digital Art • The Mac Link

Emerging Artist (under 18) • Ceolette Caod & Rozanne Rapozo

Environmental Award • Redwood Coast Land Conservancy

Environmental Award • Friends of Gualala River

Environmental Award • Adventure Rents Canoes  & Kayaks

Fiber, Textiles & Soft Sculpture • Harmony Art Organic Design

Figure Drawing Excellence • Gualala Arts Life Drawing Group

Glass Art • Kennedy & Associates Real Estate

Jacquetta Nisbet Weaving Prize • Susan and Jon Sandoval

Jewelry & Ornamentation • Ignacio Health Insurance Services

Mendonoma Sightings • Rick & Jeanne Jackson

Monochromatic Photography • Independent Coast Observer

Most Popular Work •

Oil & Acrylics • Surf Market

Sculpture • Brennie Brackett Fine Art

Prints & Graphics • Lighthouse Peddler

Quilts • Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Pastels & Drawings • Barry & Kathryn Weiss

Water Media • Jane Kelley Bookkeeping & Hall Kelley Org Inc.

Woodworking • John Bower

Video Clips • Mango Grits


Friends List

Jacqueline Baas & Rob Elder

Agnes Bailie

Lynn Bailey & De Ann Tyler

Joanna Barnes

Todd Barnhouse

Maggie Bolt

Linda & Stephen Brodie

Martha Campbell

Barbara Canida

Cathy & Joe Cassetta

Frances Chavez

Colette Coad

Madison Connor-Jasso

Frances Coleman & David Woodward

Bette Covington

Ron & April Dammann

Linda Eastman

Patric Ellis & Lisa Lauer

Irene Leidner

Allen Francis

Laura Franklin

Trudi & Bruce Garland

Chris Doering & Elisabeth Gladstone

Chris Grassano

Shirley Brice Heath

Carolyn Joy Herman & Shayne P Cook

Robert, Carolyn & Laura Heywood

Charles & Dale Phelps

Amie Ignacio & Mike Powers

Vanessa & Scott Ignacio

Jane & Hall Kelley

Kim Kellett

Don & Francoise Kemp

Carrie & Don Krieger

Dan Laux

Dansie & Roger Little

Carol Liu

Pam Martin

Harriett McGruire

Karel Metcalf & James Littlejohn

Maura & Mark Moelter

Jane Casner Mothersill

Robert S Norman III & Patricia Norman

James & Marcia Nybakken

Richard & Judy Pfeifer

Gerda Randolph

Mary & Bill Retzer

Erin Riley & John Crowley

Sheila Shapiro & Jim Corbett

Margaret Rosholt & John Simpson

James Rygh

Ann & Michael Sauvegeau

Scott Sewell

Peter & Mary Kay Sidell

Wilmetta Silva & Janet Davis

Nelson Scott Smith

Bjorn & Joanne Solberg

Walter & Donna Stornetta

Diana Souvervielle

Casey Swingle

Jesakka Tarr

Joyce Tarr

Michael Tilles & Janelle Steich

Raymond & Deborah Tonella

Karen Tracy

Richard Warmer

Lucinda Weaver

Steve & Jane Wilson

Martha Wohlken

Loretta & Rich Zweig

 

 


Application for the Fine Arts Exhibit will be available online only through July 28.  If you need assistance with the registration process don’t hesitate to email kendra@gualalaarts.org or call Kendra at 707-884-1138 to set up an appointment.  We are happy to help you through this new and exciting process!

Click here for In Person Exhibit Rules


In this year of changes, COVID-19 is inviting us to transform and reimagine Art in the Redwoods, our annual member’s exhibit. Along with a new online registration and artwork submission process, we are introducing online gallery displays, electronic people’s choice voting, streaming awards announcements, and a Hatbox full of other changes.


Click here for more information and the Online Entry Form.


Application for the Fine Arts Exhibit will be available online only through July 28.  If you need assistance with the registration process don’t hesitate to email kendra@gualalaarts.org or call Kendra at 707-884-1138 to set up an appointment.  We are happy to help you through this new and exciting process!